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One night before drive to coromandel from paihia

nyc
posts: 40
reviews: 22
One night before drive to coromandel from paihia

I will be driving from Auckland after 3 days on waiheke island to whagarei for one night, 2 nights paihia so we can take the fullers tour to cape reigna and then I need to drive south either on the west coast to take in the scenery or drive back down the east coast again and stay somewhere other than Auckland before the drive to coromandel .

Any suggestions on a nice town north of Auckland on the west coast?

Dargaville was a place a friend mentioned?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Paihia, New Zealand
posts: 10
reviews: 2
1. Re: One night before drive to coromandel from paihia

Hi,

The Hokianga would be my pick for where to stay. The giant sand dunes are just breathtaking. If you stayed there overnight then the 'Footprints' night walk into the Waipoua Forest to see Tane Mahuta is a highlight...or you can go across to the sand dunes and sand board down the dunes. It's my favourite place in Northland as there's something quite magical about it.

Here's an article I wrote about it: newzealand.com/int/…

Visit our regional website more info about the Hokianga: http://bit.ly/swfqCi

nyc
posts: 40
reviews: 22
2. Re: One night before drive to coromandel from paihia

Thanks, decided to stay in Whangaparaoa has it rained all day today.

Hopefully will return to do the west coast at the end of our trip.

Whangarei, Northland
Destination Expert
for Auckland, Whangarei
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3. Re: One night before drive to coromandel from paihia

Hi

Hope you enjoyed your couple of days up North - its definitely been a pretty wet day today !!!

Its well worth the effort to come back and do the West Coast if you do get a chance at the end of your trip, and the weather is a bit better !!

Paihia, New Zealand
posts: 10
reviews: 2
4. Re: One night before drive to coromandel from paihia

It's pretty wet at the moment...but it makes for greener grass!

Enjoy your stay, and hope you get to see the Northern west coast.

Sarah

Edited: 2:50 pm, December 04, 2011
Auckland, New...
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5. Re: One night before drive to coromandel from paihia

So sad that you missed the West Coast, not as wet as the East yesterday.

You have missed the Waitakeres, the gannet colony at Muriwai black sand beach and the Kauri forests. Maybe next time???

6. Re: One night before drive to coromandel from paihia

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